Diabetic/Wound Care · Reconstructive Surgery · Regenerative/Sports Medicine
Regenerative Medicine: Dr. Bruce Lerman is considered an expert in the development of growth factor therapy and its application in wound care. He started the O’Connor Wound Care Clinic over 20 years ago. Now considered the “Mecca” of wound care on the west coast. Currently he is the Medical Director of the Clinic. He was a consulting physician for Novartis tissue engineering committee, Organogenesis bioengineered skin products, Spiracur leader of negative pressure therapy and the newer amniotic products. Those initial principles of using growth factors to heal complex wound has over the past 20 years expanded to many areas of foot and ankle advanced treatment and surgery. We offer:
Plantar Fasciitis and Tendon Treatments
PRP: platelet-rich plasma injections… utilizing growth factors derived from your own blood to treat injured tendons, plantar fasciitis and intraoperatively to improve healing.
Stem Cell Therapy: Using your own stem cells to help heal both common surgeries like bunionectomies, to enrich bone grafts, delayed unions and complex crush injuries.
Amniotic tisue and bioengineered skin products are now being used in many areas of medicine. Treatment in complex wounds, tendon surgery and nerve surgery. Dr. Lerman uilizes amnionic tissue in the treatment of Morton’s Neuroma. Oppose to removal of the neuroma in many cases a nerve relocation is done and amnion is used to help nerve regeneration and prevent scaring around the decompressed relocated nerve fiber. Similarly he uses amnion to prevent scaring around the nerves of the tarsal tunnel.
Diabetes Care in San Jose, CA: We are experts in Diabetic Care having over 20 years of experience in treating complex diabetic conditions at the O’Connor Hospital Wound Care Clinic. (408) 947-2804. Technologies include: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, growth factor therapy, Luna diagnostics, wound debridement and negative pressure therapy.
Surgical procedures are performed in either Bascom surgery center or Silicon surgery center which provide the most up-to-date equipment, the outstanding Group Anesthesia and an incredibly efficient staff. Complicated cases which require hospitalization are admitted to recognized local hospitals: Good Samaritan Hospital, El Camino Hospital or O’Connor hospital. Minor surgeries like ingrown toenails are performed in the office.
Our Board-Certified Foot & Ankle Surgeons have extensive experience with treating the following diagnosis:
Arthritic Foot and Ankle Care
Diabetic Foot Care
Geriatric Foot Care
Children and Adolescent Care
Biomechanics and Gait Analysis
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
To learn more, the official site of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.